Developmental Stages Of Writing

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Developmental Stages Of Writing

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  2. 2. Developmental Stages of Writing<br />A Brief Overview<br />
  3. 3. The Stages<br />There are 8 basic developmental stages of writing. <br />Scribbling<br />Letter-Like Symbols<br />Strings of Letters<br />Beginning Sounds Emerge<br />Consonants Represent Words<br />Initial, Medial and Final Sounds<br />Transitional Phrases<br />Standard Spelling<br />
  4. 4. Stage 1: Scribbling<br />Random marks on the page<br />These marks resemble drawing. They contain large circular patterns.<br />This is how a young writer shows his/her ideas<br />
  5. 5. Stage 2: Letter-Like Symbols<br />They attempt to make some letters <br />These tend to be randomly placed throughout the page<br />Letter-like and number-like symbols are scattered together throughout <br />They are able to tell about their drawing at this stage.<br />
  6. 6. Stage 3: Strings of Letters<br />They begin to write some legible letters. <br />They are beginning to understand the letter-sound relationship but are not accurately matching most sounds<br />They tend to write using capital letters<br />
  7. 7. Stage 4: Beginning Sounds Emerge<br />They begin to understand the differences between letters and words but are not using spacing yet.<br />The message matches the picture and makes sense<br />
  8. 8. Stage 5: Consonants Represent Words <br />They begin to use spaces<br />They mix upper and lower case letters<br />Begin to use punctuation<br />Their sentences tell ideas<br />
  9. 9. Stage 6: Initial, Medial and Final Sounds <br />They can spell some sight words correctly <br />They may be able to spell sibling’s name and environmental print correctly <br />Other words are spelled how they sound<br />Their writing becomes readable<br />
  10. 10. Stage 7: Transitional Phrases<br />Writing is readable<br />Their spelling is becoming more conventional<br />
  11. 11. Stage 8: Standard Spelling<br />They can spell most words correctly<br />They are beginning to understand root words, compound words and contractions.<br />This understanding helps them to spell words that are similar<br />
  12. 12. Resources<br />http://www.learningtowrite.ecsd.net/stages%20of%20writing.htm<br />http://www.isd300.k12.mn.us/ES/kinder/KINDERGARTEN%20INFORMATION/Stages%20of%20Writing.pdf<br />media.doe.in.gov/exceptional/.../Developmental_Writing_Stages.doc<br />

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